Google Search Engine Poetry

Text: Solveig Hansen, 2016

Google Poetics is fun. It has nothing to do with Google the company, but everything to do with Google’s search engine and its autocomplete suggestions. Most of the times the suggestions are just, well, suggestions, but sometimes there is more to them – a reflection of the user’s mind, an existential question, a cry in the dark night, maybe combined with a question about how to create paper with torn edges in Photoshop. What they all have in common is that they are created by us, the search engine users, and sometimes the resulting lines look like a little poem – a Google poem. Here’s one of mine:


I tried it a few times and put the results together into one longer poem. I called it Google Love.


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I love this one from Twitter:

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